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Hobbit Housing offered in Japan

Hobbit Housing ® is now available in Japan!

dome village
mushroom house
The offered this photo of the Aso Farm Land resort village in Kyushu Japan, which uses about 480 styrofoam domes as lodging, recreational facilities and retail space. Although it may look like somebody had too many magic mushhrooms, and modular design is quite rational.


And for “prior art,” check out the Google Street View of the Hello Kitty House, a novelty store that is just around the corner from my house here in Denenchofu Tokyo.

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denenchofu hello kitty house google street maps


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9 Responses to “Hobbit Housing offered in Japan”

  1. MARKed TRAIL Says:

    SHIT Taro, you live in Denenchofu–the Beverly Hills of Japan– and you still have 3rd World overhead wires and concrete everywhere.

  2. den4 Says:

    It’ll be eons before Tokyo turns into the green paradise of Hobbiton…
    In the Meantime, monkeys will get lost in Shibuya:
    Looking for greenery….
    And Cicada Cosplayers will try to show their “Green-brown” outfits:
    while artists make Shibuya green in their own way…

  3. Taro Says:

    Today, the Asian Tube TV Online Videos Blog posted this photo of a Hello Kitty house

    Asian-Tube-TV-Online-Videos Embiggen this photo by viewing it the original site.

    Actually, there are both green and pink versions of this craptacular Kitty house available in China


  4. Den4 (via email) Says:

    Looks like Oh Hell Kitty House..

    Looks like Oh Hell Kitty House

  5. Taro Says:

    Actually, that photo was Minnie Mouse’s house in Toontown*, Walt Disney World’s Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, and the photo was taken at a stretched, unrealistic angle. Minnie’s house used to look like this…

    minnie mouse house in toonland disney world orlando..
    *Toontown was torn down last year to make room for the expansion and renewal Fantasyland. Refer to:

    But never fear!
    Tokyo Disneyland still has Toontown and an even cuter Minnie Mouse house! ;-)

    Minnie House Tokyo Disneyland
    Minnie House Tokyo Disneyland
    Minnie’s House | Tokyo Disneyland
    Minnie's House is easy to find, just look out for the pretty purple roof. The outside and the interior are all perfectly romantic and cute! Have a peek into her bedroom and kitchen! Her house is just full of charm.
    At Minnie's House you're welcome to explore every nook and cranny. Go to the kitchen and look inside the refrigerator. What do you see inside? And what happens when you touch the oven or the dishwasher? Don't forget to toss a coin into the wishing well in the backyard; you'll get to hear a special message from Minnie.

  6. tiramisu addict Says:

    Sanrio Strawberry House in Denenchofu, Tokyo in Japan
    Constructed in 1984
    hello-kitty-Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 10.57.02 AM
    more via [tiramisu addict]

  7. ThatDanRyan Says:

    A pinkish Hello Kitty House?

  8. Taro Says:

    Oh, the horror!! It’s gone! Sacrilege!

    Former Site of Strawberry House (Tokyo)
    Japan, Tokyo, Ota-ku, Den-en-chofu 2-chome, 49-2
    abandoned / shut down / defunct

    Strawberry-shaped Sanrio products shop. Closed on December 25, 2011.
    former hello kitty house site tokyo


  9. Taro Says:

    However, Hello Kitty’s new pink retirement housing is located in the next block south of the old place.

    new location pink house tokyoembiggen

    Denenchofu sure loses its charm without the pink Hello Kitty House to liven things up

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